If you're trying to write and having a tough go of it, here are some friendly bits of wisdom from folks who know. Like F. Scott Fitzgerald: "It has become increasingly plain to me that the very excellent organization of a long book or the finest perceptions and judgment in time of revision do not go well with liquor."
There's going to be a new illustrated Sherlock Holmes and 450 artists applied to illustrate it. They narrowed it down to 24 lucky souls. Now? Now we wait to find out. Want to see their work? Check this out.
Most of us have never heard of her. Those who have know that she was one of the first Englishwoman or man to become inoculated, or "variolated," against smallpox. This article about the British aristocrat, feminist, and writer famed for her letters home from abroad, points out that "without Montagu's advocacy, scholars say, variolation might never have caught on and smallpox would have been an even greater menace than it was."